Excitement is building: Milton, Vermont- On Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm, the Milton Artists’ Guild will be celebrating its 30th anniversary as an art guild as well as ONE YEAR in their new retail space at the Milton Art Center and Gallery.
The MAGnificent Milestones Celebration will feature live music by folk duo, Waves of Adrenaline. Refreshments will be served including 14th Star Brewery, Groennfell Meadery, Hillside Creamery and the Champlain Islands Candy Lab.
Singer songwriters Alana Shaw and Bridget Ahrens from Waves of Adrenaline have been bringing their Happy Folk to audiences since 2008. With a couple guitars, a mandolin, and harmonies to pull it all together, the Waves have music to bring smiles to your face whether you are 8 or 88. They released their second CD, Let Go the Sails (produced by Colin McCaffrey) in 2015.
The Milton Artists’ Guild was established in 1988 by Artists Lorraine Manley, Lorinda Henry and Kathleen Redman with a mission of sharing their creative endeavors with other artists, promoting artistic expression and encouraging each member to value time spent creating. The MAG officially gained non-profit status in 2011. Enrollment has grown over the years and in 2018 the MAG’s membership has reached 185 members.
In 2017, the MAG opened its 6,270 square feet of retail space which is located at 199 US Route 7 South in the plaza behind the Milton Post Office. This art center and gallery showcases the work of 100 MAG members and has become a hub for the arts in Milton and the region. The art center and gallery features exhibits (permanent and rotating); a frame shop, gift shop and rental space for artists and community groups. Visitors can visit the art center and gallery Wednesdays through Sundays between the hours of 11:00 am-6:00 pm. Visitors are encouraged to stop by regularly to see “artists in action” in the space and participate in ongoing art workshops, informational sessions and community activities
The MAG also collaborates with community organizations such as the Milton Recreation Department and Milton Youth Coalition, projects like the Milton Winter Festival Valentine Ball, offering a monthly “High Teas” for senior center residents at the art center; and coordinating public art, such as the welcoming mural on the Gardener Supply Building as you enter the south side of the Town of Milton on Route 7.
For more information about the Milton Artists’ Guild and the Milton Art Center & Gallery, go to www.miltonartistsguild.org